COMING SOON

Thank you for your interest in The Seeds of Change Grant Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, Mar 02, 2016, so please check back soon to enter.
We look forward to receiving your submission and the opportunity to help your garden grow.

SCHOOL GARDEN

Crocker Riverside Elementary's Outdoor Classroom Garden

BY: Michele H

Sacramento, CA

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

This grant would help our school community transform an unused, water-thirsty lawn area into a space for enriched learning! We plan to build a vegetable garden with raised planters, a compost area, rainwater collection barrels, and tables with seating to be used as an outdoor classroom in front of the cafeteria. We have an existing vegetable gardening program with a few small beds elsewhere on campus. We’ll enlist our summer students to maintain the garden during summer vacation and harvest a weekly CSA box to be offered to community members or the food bank. This space will nurture a deep connection between our community and our food source, inspire students to make healthy choices at mealtime, and provide a setting to teach about the need for sustainable agricultural practices. Our plans have been approved, we have full support from the principals and teachers, project leaders and enthusiastic parent and student volunteers. All we need to make our project a success is the funding!

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New this Year!

A $5,000-VALUE "Garden Ambassador Award"

If you submit the application for one of the four projects selected for a $20,000 grant, you'll get a special "Submitter's Reward" worth $5,000*! This reward will consist of:

  • An all-expense-paid trip to the Good Food Conference in Chicago, including expenses.
  • A mentorship with a gardening expert.

It's our way of thanking you for taking an active role in supporting sustainable gardening and helping your community or school.

*Full legal terms here.